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Rand, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Rand Census Designated Place had a population of 1,689 as of July 1, 2017. Rand ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rand is located at latitude 38.2816 and longitude -81.5654 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the Rand Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The Rand Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586872) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Rand Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rand population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rand: Levi, Plus.

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Rand, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,689
Daytime Population: Workers 332
Daytime Population: Residents 893
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,225
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,685
Population in Familes 1,274
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 3,662
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $32,677
Average Household Income $45,664
Per Capita Income $20,350


Total Housing Units 840 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 413 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 331 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $71,734
Average Home Value $75,605


Total Households 744
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 439
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.48% -0.07%
Households 0.57% -0.05%
Families 0.29% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

Rand, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rand to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 94 77th
Population Density # 4 99th
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 305 25th
Per Capita Income # 265 35th

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